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Two women arrested after shots fired near deputy
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Sheriff's deputies arrested two women for allegedly firing several rounds near a deputy who was on a pedestrian stop.

The incident occurred about 4:45 a.m. Monday when a Sheriff's deputy stopped to talk to a 25-year-old male in the 1000 block of South Ninth Street in South Modesto.

Deputies arrested Sheena Taylor, 30, and Leeann Warner, 31, both of Modesto, and booked them for assault on a peace officer with a firearm, ex-felon in possession of a firearm, lynching, and criminal conspiracy. They are being held at the Public Safety Center jail with a bail of $100,000.

While the deputy was talking to the male subject a vehicle slowly drove by and yelled at the male subject. The male told the deputy that the people inside the vehicle were family members who lived in a nearby motel. The vehicle drove off and a few minutes later returned. As the vehicle approached the deputy he heard several shot being fired before speeding off.

The deputy released the male subject, and began chasing the vehicle. Officers from Ceres and Modesto Police, and the California Highway Patrol responded to the area to assist in the search.

Deputies kept an eye on Budget Inn on South Ninth Street, where the suspects were living. The women pulled into the parking lot. As deputies attempted to corral the suspects, they ran into one of the rooms. The motel was evacuated and officers and S.W.A.T. team members surrounded the room. Deputies gave verbal command to the occupants of the room to surrender. After three hours of talking to the suspects, two females exited the room and were taken into custody.

Anyone with information about this case is encouraged to contact Detective Marc Nuno at 525-7081. Callers may also leave an anonymous tip by calling Crime Stoppers at 521-4636 and be eligible for a cash reward.